Basics of Preventative Conservation, Packaging, Handling and Storage 

23-24 May 2013 , 10am-5pm
James Cumming Wing, Gore Council Buildings, Ardwick Street
Gore  , Southland 
$20 pay on the day

A practical two day workshop giving representatives from museums, art galleries and iwi organisations the opportunity to learn more about the basics of preventive conservation, packaging, handling and storage solutions.

This will cover:

Day 1:  Preventative conservation, handling and packaging

  • basics of preventative conservation, including degradation factors and processes
  • handling and storage principles
  • the evolution of storage techniques and  materials
  • storage methods and boxing principles

Day 2: Practical storage solutions

A hands-on day, following the principles described in day one of the workshop.

This will focus on storing items of various sized using HDPE/HDPP fish crates and foam/Tyvek nests. This practical day will include measuring techniques, cutting methods, choice of tools, safety, information management, rationalising of space and volume, programming and forward thinking.

A summary of the workshop will be given to each participant at the end of the second day.

Who will I meet?    

  • Dunedin-based object conservator Francois Leurquinwill facilitate this workshop.
  • You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!  

Who is it for?

  • This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from museums, art galleries and iwi organisations the opportunity to learn, share ideas and ask more about preventative conservation and handling and storage of objects.

How do I sign up?

  • Email jo.massey@southlanddc.govt.nzto book a place on this workshop.
  • Places are limited – please register by Friday 17 May to guarantee a place!
  • If you have any questions, please contact National Services Te Paerangi - natserv@tepapa.govt.nzor freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)
  • The cost of this workshop is $20 to be paid on the day 

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a small object to the workshop to work on(not a piece from a collection)
  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning & afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.